House Of Light

In early 2011, Justin de Fries returns to Orange ’Ear to play with Diego Ferrie some tracks of his band House Of Light.


Quoteth thee:

“a post-apocalyptic stab at the sun“ – 4Q VERY MUCH (AU)

“an electric odyssey, in an out of darkness“ – BERLIN IS (DE)

“destined to be some kind of indie classic, when it finally reaches the right ears“ PLANET OF SOUND (USA)

‚an erotic rebellion onstage, volatile and brooding‘ – INPRESS (AU)

‚dark, sexy, and unpredictable, with much irony. Haunting harmonies and layers of lush melody abound.‘ – RUDI ZARSOFF, Biographer (UK)

‚There’s more than a whiff of the 80s in this dark new-wave sound. They keep it rocking with pumping drums and bass, and gritty guitar sounds…. their lyrics and melodies are melancholy, sometimes deliciously miserable….. reminiscent of The Sisters Of Mercy and The Mission.‘ LIVEUNSIGNED (USA)

‚Watching the singer twist and writhe onstage is hynotising, and at times embarrasingly sensual. The androgeny of his image is disturbing to some and endearing to others. – POPBOMB (USA)

‚menacing immanence about to break into spectacle, like watching the deconstruction of a bomb., de Vries croons deep over stormy bass lines and the apocalypse is looming again. Safety is over“ – UNKNOWN PLEASURES (DE)

“A psychedlic blend of dark 80s pop and modern electronica. But without the tackiness of techno or the tedium of modern rock bands“ Philippa Hole, HateWave (USA)

“Cracks in the pavement, cracks in the walls, cracks in the hallowed halls. Cracks in the stories of hollywood’s whores!‘ de Vries wails over a noisy organ noise wall. “Too late, too late, too late to wait! Give me a war to end all wars!“ Then the first riffs of Thread come on, and you somehow feel you’re in a for an explosive ride – INDIE OUT (USA)